Honours and Awards

Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators:     

Dr. Douglas Arnold, named leader of the International Progressive MS Alliance, a worldwide collaborative that funds innovative research on multiple sclerosis.*

Dr. Marcel Behr, inducted as a fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.

Dr. Alan Evans, who received the 2016 Prix Wilder Penfield from the Government of Quebec for outstanding, innovative work on an international scale.* 

Dr. Theresa Gyorkos, who received the 2016 Vic Neufeld Mentorship Award in Global Health Research from the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research.

Dr. Bruce Mazer, who received the 2016 Jerry Dolovitch Award from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, for his outstanding contribution to research and education in this field.

Dr. Christine McCusker, the inaugural recipient of the F. Estelle R. Simons Award for Research from the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

Dr. Bernard Robaire, who received the Prix Guy Rocher 2016 from the Fédération québécoise des professeures et professeurs d’université in recognition of his contribution to the promotion and defense of Quebec universities.

Dr. Guy Rouleau, who won the 2016 Prix de l’oeuvre scientifique from Médecins francophones du Canada, an organization representing  Canadian francophone doctors.*

Dr. Robyn Tamblyn and several members of her Clinical and Health Informatics Research Group, who won a Data Impact Challenge Award from Canada Health Infoway. 

Dr. Jeffrey Wiseman, recipient of the 2016 Osler Award from the Canadian Society of Internal Medicine.


*Researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute associated with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program at the RI-MUHC.


- Published January 31, 2017


Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators:

Dr. Sara Ahmed, recipient of the 2016 Rosemary Wedderburn Brown Prize from the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University.

Dr. Steven Backman, honoured by Dean David Eidelman at a reception recognizing his outstanding contributions to the Faculty of Medicine and to McGill University.

Dr. John Bergeron, recipient of the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement. The award recognizes retired academic staff members for exceptional contributions to their discipline, to the university and to society at large.

Dr. Stella Daskalopoulou, for her Early Career Staff Research Award from the Department of Medicine, McGill University, recognizing excellence in research by an academic staff member within 10 years of completion of training.

Dr. Raquel del Carpio-O’Donovan, recipient of a gold medal from the Peruvian Radiology Society and the InterAmerican College of Radiology (CIR) for her contribution to radiology education in Peru and Latin America.

Dr. William Foulkes, for renewal of his James McGill Award from McGill University. This award recognizes a senior scholar who is an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre.

Dr. Jim Hanley, recipient of the 2016 Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) Impact Award for outstanding contributions in collaborative research and applied work.

Dr. Marina Klein, for her Staff Research Award from the Department of Medicine McGill University, recognizing consistent and lasting excellence in research.

Dr. Stéphane Laporte, for his collaboration with Dr. Michel Bouvier’s team at the Université de Montréal on a second high-profile licensing and partnership agreement. Learn more (in French)

Dr. Nancy Mayo, for renewal of her James McGill Award from McGill University. This award recognizes a senior scholar who is an outstanding and original researcher of world-class calibre.

Dr. Emil Nashi, recipient of the W.H. Philip Hill Award from the Department of Medicine, McGill University, recognizing exceptional interest and skill in the teaching of clinical medicine.

Dr. Nitika Pant Pai, one of six Canadian researchers to receive “transition-to-scale” support from Grand Challenges Canada for an innovation with early promise for improving global health. Learn more 

Dr. Louise Pilote, recipient of the 2016 Woman of Distinction Award, Health category, from the YWCA.

Dr. Maya Saleh, who received the William Dawson Scholar award from McGill University, recognizing a scholar developing into an outstanding and original researcher of world-class caliber.

Dr. David Stellwagen, who received a Discovery Accelerator Supplement from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), awarded to maximize the potential impact and timeliness of exceptional research projects.

Dr. Mark Ware, appointed vice-chair of a federal task force that will make recommendations with respect to the production, distribution, retail and consumption of marijuana.

Congratulations, as well, to the three RI-MUHC members recently inducted as fellows of the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s national academy of distinguished scholars, artists and scientists:

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*Researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute associated with the Brain Repair and Integrative Neuroscience (BRaIN) Program at the RI-MUHC.


— Published November 4, 2016


Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators:

Dr. Marcel Behr, who received the MUHC Department of Medicine Staff Research Award in recognition of consistent and lasting excellence in research.

Dr. Sasha Bernatsky, who received the MUHC Department of Medicine Early Career Staff Research Award for excellence in research.

Dr. Serge Carrier, who received the 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award from The Prostate Cancer Canada Network – Montreal West Island support group.

Dr. Theresa Gyorkos, appointed Director of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Parasite Epidemiology and Control for a four-year period.

Dr. Michael Kramer, who will be presented with the Abraham M. Lilienfeld Award for Overall Excellence in Epidemiology at the Epidemiology Congress of the Americas.

Dr. Mark Lathrop, recipient of a Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarship from the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) and Community Foundations of Canada (CFC) and the Rideau Hall Foundation.

Dr. Christine McCusker, whose work on a potential vaccine to redirect the immune response from developing allergies was recognized as one of the 10 top discoveries of the year by Québec Science magazine.

Dr. Robyn Tamblyn, who received the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Evaluation of Clinical Competence from the Medical Council of Canada.


- Published May 18, 2016


Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators:

Dr. John Bergeron, recipient of the Research Canada Leadership Award for his lead role in growing community, provincial and national awareness related to health research

Dr. Samuel David, who received the 2015 Barbara Turnbull Award from the Barbara Turnbull Foundation, Brain Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of world-leading spinal cord research conducted in Canada

Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer, named Personality of the Week in the October 4 issue of the newspaper, La Presse

Dr. William Foulkes, recipient of the 2015 Award of Excellence for Basic Research from the Jewish General Hospital

Dr. Gabriella Gobbi, recipient of the Venezia Prize from the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada for the best collaborative scientific project between Canada and Italy

Dr. Phil Gold, honoured with Dr. Samuel Freedman by an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of their discovery of Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and supporting the first Gold Fellowship Award in Cancer Research. Dr. Gold was also honoured at the 25th Annual International CEA Symposium held in Washington and will be likewise at the International Society for Oncology and Biomarkers in Poland

Dr. Nada Jabado, inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Celeste Johnston, who received the 2015 Jeffrey Lawson Award for Advocacy for Pain Relief in Children from the American Pain Society and the 2015 Canadian Pain Society Mentoring Award

Dr. Laurence Kirmayer, inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Bartha Knoppers, inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada

Dr. David Mulder, honoured at the October unveiling of the Dr. David S. Mulder Trauma Centre at the Montreal General Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre.

Dr. Morag Park, recipient of the Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research Award from The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance

Congratulations are also extended to employees working at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) who were honoured at the MUHC Quarter Century Plus Club 2015 Celebration in November! [Read more]


-- published December 11, 2015


Congratulations to each of the following RI-MUHC investigators: 
    
Dr. Alan Barkun, inducted as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. 

Dr. Susan Bartlett, recipient of the 2015 Women of Distinction Award, category Education, given by the Women's Y Foundation. 

Dr. David Eidelman, inducted as Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. 

Dr. David Goltzman, the 2014-2015 recipient of the CP Leblond Award presented by the Network for Oral and Bone Health Research. 

Dr. Ronald Gottesman, who received the 2015 Paediatric Chairs of Canada Award for Leadership as a Clinician Educator.  

Dr. Edith Hamel, who received the 2014 John J. Day Award of Excellence from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Québec. 

Dr. Madhukar Pai, recipient of the Faculty of Medicine 2015 Haile T. Debas Prize. 

Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, elected President of the American Society of Andrology for 2015-2016.  

Dr. Louise Pilote and her former postdoctoral trainee, Dr. Mitesh Shah, whose paper was designated the winner of this year's Best Paper Award in the category of Clinical Science by the journal, Circulation. 

Dr. Constantin Polychronakos, who received the 2015 Paediatric Chairs of Canada Award for Leadership as a Clinician Investigator.

Dr. Barry Posner, recipient of the Canadian Diabetes Association 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Dr. Denis Sasseville, who received the 2015 Practitioner of the Year Award from the Canadian Dermatology Association. 

Dr. Charles R. Scriver, recipient of the 2015 Victor A. McKusick Leadership Award from the American Society of Human Genetics. 

Dr. Christina Wolfson, named to the McGill Faculty Honour List for Educational Excellence. 

Congratulations are also extended to:

Mr. François Schubert, recently named a Member of the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours. The award recognized his contributions to the advancement of pharmaceutical care in hospital pharmacies and his leadership in this field. Mr. Schubert recently retired from the RI-MUHC Administration.


-- published August 25, 2015


Congratulations go out to three RI-MUHC members who were recently named Members of the Order of Canada, one of Canada's highest civilian honours:

  • Dr. Robin Tamblyn, for her contributions to patient safety, notably through her research on physician training, health system monitoring and prescription drug management.
     
  • Dr. Catherine Anita Hankins, for her contributions to combatting the spread of HIV/AIDS in Canada and abroad. Dr. Hankins was an RI-MUHC member until 2003. 
     
  • Dr. Howe Bruce Williams, for his contributions to the practice of plastic surgery, particularly for helping burn victims as well as young people with congenital abnormalities. Dr. Williams was an RI-MUHC member until 2006.  


Congratulations to Dr. Constantin Polychronakos, who was recently inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Congratulations also go out to:

Dr. Marcelo Cantarovich, who became Vice-President of the Transplant Society.

Dr. Colin Chalk, who was awarded the 2014 Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the category of Associate Professor from McGill University.

Dr. Brian Chen has been selected as Phase 1 Finalist and Prize Winner ($ 12,000) for the Follow that Cell Challenge of the NIH.

Dr. Edith Hamel, for receiving the 2014 John J. Day Award of Excellence from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Québec. This award, which recognizes excellence among Québec researchers, further supports laureates with a $10,000 award.

Dr. Nancy Mayo, who received the Principal's Prize for Excellence in Teaching in the category of Full Professor from McGill University.

Dr. Nicolo Piazza, who received the 2014 Dr. George Fraser Memorial Award.

Dr. Maya Saleh's former doctoral student Philippe Leblanc, whose paper was designated as one of the best of 2014 by the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Leblanc graduated in 2014.

Dr. Donald Vinh, who received the 2013-2014 Merit Group Award from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


-- published March 19, 2015